they’re back!

Leaves have popped out of swollen buds almost overnight, and suddenly, the woods are alive with newly arrived warblers flitting about.

Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to be the first to arrive in the spring and the last ones we see in the fall.

Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to be the first to arrive in the spring and the last ones we see in the fall.   Handsome males usually migrate ahead of the females.   In another week, the birds will probably be completely obscured by the leaves.

Palm Warblers were foraging in the low brush, and move a little more slowly than the Yellow-rumps, making them a bit easier to photograph.

Palm Warblers were foraging in the low brush, and move a little more slowly than the Yellow-rumps, making them a bit easier to photograph.

The first wave has arrived, and others will soon be on their way.  Spring has finally made its long-awaited appearance.

9 thoughts on “they’re back!

  1. Yea! Time for some healthy nature walks with the camera here in Shoreview … making your point about the wealth of nature right here in our backyard…. even on rainy days. (My current photo exhibit at the Taste of Scandinavia has many images produced right here locally.)

    • Thanks, Belinda, bit of a dull day light-wise, and I had to remove some annoying, obscuring branches, but it will get much tougher to get clean shots in a week or so!!

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